Originally posted by hvacker
How can the diceman have a brain contest w/o a real contest???? This is a setup and only a popularty contest. I've got a better idea. Insted of assuming we all are even smart or stupid why not a real test. I'll give you a hint. I'll probably loose so someone set up some real parameters. TOP TECH AWARDS!!!! Lets get it on!!! So set up questions not by the guy that wrote the questions, but by the guy with no involvment in the questions. An outsider. Any takers??? Let's list questions and let the answers fall where they may. Oh ya I once had a service manager that wrote tests for his techs and he claimed he was the only guy on earth that knew the the answers. Well when you write the questions why wouldn't know the answers? Any takers?
The independent exam already exists. In fact, an entire series of independent exams are available. Here they are in order of difficulty from easiest to most difficult.
The series of NATE certification exams
The RSES CM exam (more difficult than all the NATE exams)
Any of the RSES CMS exams (the most difficult of all HVAC exams written) perhaps five to ten people can actually claim that they have successfully passed all the RSES CMS exams. Not many have passed even one of the CMS exams much less all of them.